PUGET

Basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Daurade Toulouse

Organ details

History

This high-quality instrument is one of the most interesting choir organs in Toulouse, along with the one in the church of Saint-Pierre des Chartreux.
It is a small symphonic organ designed to accompany the liturgy, but can also be used to play small pieces of romantic and symphonic music.
This charming instrument blends perfectly with the acoustics of the venue.
The attractive gilded case was designed to fit in perfectly with the choir's decor.
At a meeting held on 6 July 1879, the Church Council decided to buy a choir organ, as La Daurade was the only church in Toulouse without one. Théodore Puget et Fils was commissioned to build a 13-stop instrument at a cost of 12,000 francs.
On 5 October 1879, Théodore Puget undertook to deliver the instrument by Easter 1880. The case was designed by Mr Montreuil, the church architect. The paintings and woodwork on the façade of the choir organ were ready for installation on 27 March 1881. The organ was maintained by the Puget family until Maurice Puget's death. It has not undergone any alterations.
Jean Daldosso carried out a complete overhaul of the instrument in 1991-1992. The choir organ was inaugurated with the great organ on 3 and 4 October 1992 with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Jean Boyer and Philippe Lefèbvre.

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Specification

Grand Orgue expressif
C-g3
Récit expressif
C-g3
Pédalier
C-d1
Kéraulophone 8
Bourdon 16
Flûte à pavillon 8
Dulciane 4
Trompette 8
Clairon 4
Bourdon harmonique 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Voix céleste 8
Flûte octaviante 4
Hautbois – Basson 8
Voix humaine 8
Contrebasse 16


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